There's a lot to be said for that position. The advantages of The Program Formerly Known as Xy5 (now Xywrite Mode of Nota Bene) are many--if we can get it working well:
1. Regular undo; no limit on how many levels of undo.
2. Unicode support (I think!)
3. Effectively, no memory limits for programs or file size.
4. No need to run inside a virtual machine (though vDOS makes this painless).
5. Better wildcard search and replace (fewer or no "wildcards must be in same order" error messages)
6. Windows fonts, colors, printer drivers (runs essentially like any Windows program in that regard).
I am paying the "front money" out of my own pocket. I expect to be able to recoup in whole or in part by selling to anyone interested one of the 10 or 20 free copies I will be given for that purpose. So you needn't risk any money. If there's a product you want to buy, then I'll be able to sell it to you until (if the day ever comes) I use up my 10 - 20 copies.